Sunday Social 7/22/12

Sunday Social

This is a fun post this week!  We're talking all about one of the most personal accessories...the purse!  Your purse is such a part of you.  I carry mine everywhere and I always try to be prepared :)

This week's questions:

1. Favorite handbag you've ever owned:

I'm obsessed with my Coach Gallery Tote.  I've literally carried it so much that I'm sure people are excited to see me with something else :)  It's just a great sized bag and since it's brown leather, it's very easy to keep clean and looking great!

2.  Dream handbag you lust over:

I'm in LOVE with the Alexander Wang "Jamie Chastity" leather handbag!  It is so great for fall! 

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3.  Daily essentials in your purse or work bag:

Daily Essentials

Coach bag

Michael Kors tech accessory
$59 - youheshe.com

Tory Burch tech accessory

Chanel cosmetic
$58 - debenhams.com

Urban decay eyeshadow
$56 - debenhams.com

Essie Wicked
$16 - austique.co.uk

4.What's in your purse(with pictures):

There are several "Inspiration" journals and our hand-carved stag stamp that I made for our Letterboxing adventures, along with an ink pad and our log book.  This is such a fun hobby to have, and if you like the whole Treasure Hunt thing, you should definitely check it out!!! Here's a good place to get started: Letterboxing.org  This post made me realize that I have entirely too much lip product in my bag...however, I don't think you can ever be "too prepared."  My trusty Coach makeup bag and wallet help me keep the chaos organized.  I keep Purell wipes on hand, because you just never know :)  I also have to keep hair ties, nail file and my Ray Bans with me at all time.

Next Weeks Questions:
1. What is your dream job?
2. If you had just won the lottery and didn't need to work for money, what would you do with your time?
3. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
4. What piece career advice would you give to someone just starting out in your field?
5. Biggest Pet Peeves either in life or in blogging or at work
6. Biggest Fears

Have a great week everyone!


Pretty Pleats

I spent my entire Saturday working at home and watching back-to-back episodes of 'Mad Men.'  I just can't get enough of the fashion and all of the hot mess that was Manhattan in the 1960's.  In one old episode from Season 2, Betty Draper is wearing a beautiful full length pleated skirt.  Everything about this show is aesthetically pleasing, from the wardrobe, to the hair and make up, it's nice to take a break and step back for a while.  Enjoy these beauties, inspired by Betty!

Pretty Pleats


Sunday Social 7/15/12

Sunday Social

So this week we get to talk about something that I believe everyone loves, Travel!  I am always ready to get away and have an adventure! 

This weeks questions:

Best trip you've ever been on?

I can't narrow this down to only one trip...I went to England and France when I was in high school with my best friend, Jamie and it was very memorable.  I think anytime you get to leave the United States and experience the culture in other countries, it's awesome!

Don't you guys just love the braces and mad scrapbooking skills from years gone by :)

I also had a blast going on my first cruise with our family back in 2006!  We went to Nassau, St. Maarten and St. Thomas. 

Best idea for a girls weekend trip?

I would love to pack up and head to a great vineyard for a weekend away with my best friends!  If we couldn't get to Napa, I would love to rent a beach house and just worship the sun for a few days!

Best idea for a couples trip?

I would love to go to New York City and visit during the Christmas season...Ice Skating, Central Park, Frozen Hot Chocolates at Serendipity 3?  Sign me up now!!!

Best Vacation on the cheap?

Well I would say Las Vegas was pretty reasonable for us!  We had a ball :)  There is so much to see and do, that the week we were there was not enough!  I can't wait to get back!

Place you most want to visit: Italy, Greece, Austrailia, New York, California...Route 66...There are so many I have lots of planning to do!!!

Vacation necessities: A great book!  Plenty of comfortable yet stylish walking shoes, a nice outfit for dinners out...a small handbag, so you can carry more fun purchases...

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Next Weeks' Questions:

Favorite handbag you've ever owned
Dream handbag you lust over
Daily essentials in your purse or work bag
What's in your purse(with pictures)


Favorite Things Thursday

Welcome to my weekly list of My Favorite Things.  I feel like Thursday is an appropriate day for this post, because the day is kind of a tease.  Not quite Friday, and not even close to the weekend!  I'm definitely ready for something fun at this point in my week, that's for sure! 

1.  The first item that I'm currently obsessed with, is the Nimes Cable Cuff Bracelet from Swell Caroline.  At just $29, the price is as great as the chic addition to any arm party!  If you haven't checked out Swell Caroline, please do!  They have a wonderful selection!

2.  I'm also quite taken with the Havana Clutch in "Cerise" from J.Crew.  It is the perfect bag to have this summer.  Bright and light, it adds no fuss to an outfit.  ($88, JCrew.com)

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3.  The perfect addition to your make-up bag, Guerlain Khol Kajal in Blu Acqua is wonderful!  It adds that final touch to complete a great smokey eye!  ($36 Nordstrom.com)

4. Another great bracelet that I've totally fallen for, is the Alexander McQueen Swarovski crystal double-skull bracelet.  It is stunning!  ($330, Net-A-Porter)

5.  My final pick this week, is the return of 70's rocker flared denim!  I know we've all been enjoying the skinnies these last few months, but it'll be nice to get back to our roots for a little while!  Here's a few styles I'm loving right now!  And just so you know, it is never appropriate to wear cropped flares.  I've seen this in a few online shops recently, and it's quite disturbing.  Common sense, people! 

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Happy Thursday Everybody!!!



Sunday Social: 7/8/12

Let's be honest here.  No one is really crazy about 10:00 PM on a Sunday night.  For most, it means the weekend is officially over, and once you wake up it's time to work.  I will say that True Blood improves my mood on Sundays!  Who doesn't love Mr. Northman?! 

I'm so excited to have discovered the Sunday Social to share each week. 

Sunday Social

This week's questions:

Favorite TV show of the past:

This is a tough one for me...I would have to narrow it down to the original 'Beverly Hills 90210.'  I've always been a fan of well-dressed teens on television :)  My motto to get me through any bad situation, especially with "frenemies" comes from the ever-wise Donna Martin.  "Scan, Discard, Select, Move On."  What a wonderful motto :)

Favorite TV show currently: 

Right now I'm obsessed with 'True Blood,' 'American Horror Story,' 'Gossip Girl,' and 'Girls.'  You've gotta have some chic fashion mixed in with the scary stuff, guys :)

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Which Reality Show would you NEVER do?

I would never willingly sign up for all the fun shenanigans that happen on 'The Bachelor' or 'The Bachelorette.'  That just looks like something that would make me claw my own face off...

Which Reality Show would you LOVE to do?

I've always been a wanna-be designer, so how about 'Project Runway?'  If only I could deal with Tim Gunn :)

TV personality/character that you feel is most like you?

This was by far the hardest question...I would have to say Rachel Green from 'Friends.'  She's very affectionate towards the people that she loves, and she cares for her friends more than anything.  She's also got a major clothing problem, which is very evident from the looks of my closet these days :)

This episode cracked me up :)  And sometimes this should be posted on my mirror so I see it every day!

TV character you'd want to date?
Ummm...duh... Eric Northman :)

Next Weeks questions:

Best trip you've ever been on
Best idea for a girls weekend trip
Best idea for a couples trip
Best vacation on the cheap
Place you most want to visit
Vacation/Travel necessities

Hope you guys enjoyed it :)